Taxon: Cuphea viscosissima Jacq.

 
Genus: Cuphea
Family: Lythraceae
Nomen number: 311255
Place of publication: Hort. bot. vindob. 2:83, t. 177. 1772-1773
Name Verified on: 16-Jan-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Mar-2012
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 90 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Human food: potential as oil/fat (fide W. W. Roth et al. 1993)
  • Fuels: potential as petroleum substitute/alcohol (fide Amer J Pl SciBiotech 1:8. 2007)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Illinois, - Iowa, - Kansas, - Missouri, - Nebraska, - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Connecticut, - Indiana, - Massachusetts, - New Jersey, - New York, - Ohio, - Pennsylvania, - Vermont, - West Virginia
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Arkansas, - Delaware, - Georgia, - Kentucky, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Tennessee, - Virginia

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Deam, C. C. Flora of Indiana. 1940 (F Indiana)
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada, ed. 2. 1991 (Glea Cron ed2)
  • Graham, S. A. 1988. Revision of Cuphea section Heterodon (Lythraceae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 20:138-143.
  • Graham, S. A. 1963. Systematic studies in the genus Cuphea (Lythraceae) (Ph.D.) (University of Michigan) 188.
  • Johnson, J. M.-F. et al. 2007. Biomass-bioenergy crops in the United States: A changing paradigm Amer. J. Pl. Sci. Biotechnol. 1:8.
  • Magee, D. W. & H. E. Ahles Flora of the Northeast. A manual of the vascular flora of New England and adjacent New York. 1999 (F NE US)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Atlas of the Flora of the Great Plains. 1977 (Atlas GPlains)
  • Mitchell, R. S., ed. A checklist of New York state plants. New York State Mus. Bull. 458. 1986 (L New York)
  • Molero, J. & G. Zijlstra 1999. The typification of Cuphea (Lythraceae): C. viscosissima versus C. decandra (Taxon) 48:797-799.
  • Ohio Flora Committee (E. L. Braun, T. S. Cooperrider, T. R. Fisher, J. J. Furlow) The vascular flora of Ohio. 1967- (F Ohio)
  • Radford, A. E. et al. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas. 1964 (F Carolin)
  • Rhoads, A. F. & W. M. Klein, Jr. The vascular flora of Pennsylvannia. Annotated checklist and atlas. 1993 (L Penn)
  • Roath, W. W. et al. 1993. Collecting Cuphea in Brazil, Mexico and the United States Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 93:29-33.
  • Scoggan, H. J. The flora of Canada, 4 vol. 1978-1979 (F Canada)
  • Strausbaugh, T. D. & E. L. Core Flora of West Virginia, ed. 2. 1978 (F WVa)

Synonyms:

Check other web resources for Cuphea viscosissima Jacq. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Cuphea viscosissima cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

  • Flowers: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image